The Perils of Unusual Names: Ten Things to Consider When Choosing Hester or Habakkuk

October 7, 2010

    It’s no secret that I love unusual names. I’ve written before In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem, and I haven’t changed my mind. But I do have my hesitations, and a recent exchange with the mom of a very unusually named child got me thinking: what […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/18/10

September 19, 2010

Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.

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Sunday Summary: 9/27/09

September 27, 2009

Welcome to the end of (gulp) September. Can it really be? The good news is that the new Drew Barrymore/Ellen Page flick Whip It hits theaters on Friday. I can’t wait to see it, first, because Roller Derby? Is cool. (And in the blood. My cousin S. skated for the Brew City Bruisers as Madam […]

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